by Mike R February. 28, 2009 331 views

A couple of years ago an online friend taught me about Photoshop actions, and one of the actions she introduced me to is called Vanilla Black and White. It's more than a desaturated image and involves pushing up the contrast between black and white tones to give the photos a distinctive look. The photos on this page have all been treated with Vanilla B & W, and the first image had selective color returned to make the American flag stand out.

I will post other Vanilla samples in the future.

Courthouse in Kentucky. See below for details about the Vanilla Black and White treatment used on this image, along with selective color.

The Vanilla version of a photo in that was part of my first posting

Vanilla action shot

How did this one get in the set? Geez! :-O That's my bro and me, and he got us matching shirts a number of years ago, and we wear them and pose for a new picture every time we get together (which unfortunately isn't often because he lives in Virginia).

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Shelly 12 years, 6 months ago

Ooooh, I love this treatment. But, I'm an action junkie - if only I could get them to work with my Elements ........

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Carey 12 years, 6 months ago

i love those t-shirts!! great photos and i like that you posted an explanation of how the B&W works.

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Ania 12 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for the explanation! Nice set!

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Jennye 12 years, 6 months ago

Great shots!! I like the vanilla the t shirts!

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Pennywyatt 12 years, 6 months ago

Love the horses !!!!

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Brian 12 years, 6 months ago

Great set. I also like the horse picture. I could use a shirt like that myself!:)

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Betsy Murphy 12 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic images!

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Viknesh Nadaraja 12 years, 6 months ago

Love the B&W in vanilla. The set is great!
Thanks for sharing.

Where can I learn more on this method of post processing.... tried Googling but with little success.

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